This has been the month in which the twins have begun to take notice of each other.
Sometimes we catch them holding hands. Lysander likes to ‘chat’ to Balthazar, and to sleep with a hand across his face. Balthazar plays with his brother’s sleeves (but cries when laid down next to him in the pram…).
They often ‘eat’ each other but that isn’t quite so cute…
Having twins can be so much fun, and I’m so excited for the boys to have a ready-made best friend in each other.
That said, it’s certainly also twice the work. We have reached a point now where one arm really doesn’t suffice for holding a baby now, except for very short periods of time – you definitely need two. My partner Kirsty (pictured above) takes it all in her stride but I find that it can be difficult to enjoy the babies as individuals when one is constantly distracted by wondering when the other baby will wake up and demand attention. And when they are BOTH crying at the same time… argh! Kirsty just laughs and gets on with it but I find myself terribly flustered.
I’m definitely not a ‘natural’ twin mama like she is. It’s funny how people automatically decide that she is ‘the mum’ and I’m just a friend, or if they are told that we are both their mothers, assume that Kirsty gave birth to them. Nope. Quite good at gestating multiples, thanks, just not so hot at raising them.
Still, I wouldn’t change having them for anything, even if it’s impossible to feed TWO babies whilst surfing Twitter.
This month I have the most tremendous pleasure of sending you over to Carie at Space for the Butterflies. Carie documents the developing relationships between her two little girls and baby Pip so beautifully, and makes me terribly broody for a third child!
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